Inner Worlds
Artist STADUS, Pam
Birth 1953, Australia
   
Title Winter Pear and Summer Pear
Date 1993
Place United States of America
Dims 19.7 x 17.5 x 6.1 cm; 21.3 x 20.8 x 8.0cm
Collection Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery Purchased 1994
AccNo 1994.004
 

Pamela Stadus casts glass sculpture in sand moulds, a method similar to that used for casting metal. In this process, a negative impression made in the surface of tray of sand becomes the positive or raised relief of the final work.

Stadus' works are often blocky or columnar and should be viewed frontally, a format well suited to the sand-casting process. Within the clear matrix of these forms she sets graphic motifs, figurative forms or, as here, simple still life compositions.

The internal motifs are 'prefabricated' in coloured glass and suspended in the mould prior to the pour of molten glass. In this way, they appear to float in a watery inner realm.

 

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Mind Play bowl, GORDON, Kevin; 2001
Guardian 1, HIRST, Brian; 1985, Purchase funded by Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery Society
Wira (carrying dish), KULITJA, Rene; 1996
Not at Home, MOWBRAY, Ian; 1989
Winter Pear and Summer Pear, STADUS, Pam; 1993
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Winter Pear and Summer Pear, STADUS, Pam; 1993